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Meet Dr. Gallagher Whetzel

Dr. Amanda Gallagher Whetzel was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania and attended James Madison University in Virginia where she received degrees in Health Services Administration and Business.  While at James Madison, Dr. Gallagher played women’s varsity field hockey and received Division I Academic-Athlete honors.  She received her Doctor in Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA and graduated at the top of her dental school class with Summa Cum Laude recognition, was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society, and received the Herbert G. Lampson, M.D. Award for the most outstanding senior woman student.


Dr. Gallagher received her Orthodontics Specialty Certificate and Masters in Oral Biology (MS) from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2011.  While at Maryland and post-residency, Dr. Gallagher participated as an Orthodontic Specialist on Craniofacial and Cleft Palate teams at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Kernan Medical Center.  During her residency, Dr. Gallagher conducted original research focused on esthetic bracket and archwire options to achieve high-quality, esthetic orthodontic treatment for patients. 


After residency, Dr. Gallagher worked as a private practice orthodontist in the suburbs of Boston, MA and then Frederick, MD.  In 2013, Dr. Gallagher purchased an existing two-office private orthodontic practice from a local retiring orthodontist.  The practice has grown significantly since that time and Dr. Gallagher relocated both offices to new, state-of-the-art facilities to provide the best patient experience possible.  These current office locations opened in Nottingham in 2016 and in Abingdon in 2017. The practice opened its third office in Baltimore's new Harbor Point development in 2020, and opened its fourth office in Columbia's new Merriweather District development in 2022.  Dr. Gallagher focuses on patients and community in her practice and enjoys being able to design and create beautiful smiles while supporting and building confidence in her patients along the way.

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Dr. Gallagher is committed to excellence in education and technology in the profession, and regularly participates in dental and orthodontic study clubs on both the local and national levels. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Maryland State Society of Orthodontists (MSSO), and the Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO), where she has served as Officer of Government Affairs.  She is also active in the following dental organizations: the ADA, MSDA, Baltimore County Dental Society, and Harford Cecil Dental Society, where she has served as Vice-President.  Dr. Gallagher is an Invisalign Diamond Plus Top 1% Provider, has published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, and has been recognized as a Top Orthodontist for the last nine years in a row by Baltimore Magazine’s annual dentist peer survey.


Dr. Gallagher’s interests are in craniofacial growth and development, as well as in the treatment of children and adults with craniofacial abnormalities.  Her previous experience as an orthodontist in a pediatric dental setting has shaped her style of treatment for all patients in a kind, caring, and compassionate way.   Dr. Gallagher is committed to technological excellence and esthetic advancements in the specialty of orthodontics, and is experienced in self-ligating brackets, Invisalign, INBRACE (lingual braces), temporary anchorage devices (TAD’s/Mini-screws), laser gingival procedures, and multi-disciplinary orthodontic treatment needs.

Dr. Gallagher runs the practice with her husband Ben, and they live in Kingsville with their three young sons.  In her spare time, Dr. Gallagher enjoys traveling, interior design, fashion and spending time with family and friends.


Appointment Request

The first step towards a beautiful and healthy smile is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Amanda Gallagher, your premier Nottingham, Abingdon, Baltimore and Columbia, MD orthodontist. Dr. Gallagher and her dedicated team treat patients of all ages. We work with our patients to find a treatment option that best fits the patients’ needs, including: Invisalign, InBrace invisible braces, clear braces and metal braces. We have three convenient orthodontic offices in Nottingham, Abingdon, Baltimore and Columbia; addresses for the offices can be found here.


You can schedule your appointment by giving us a call at our Nottingham, Abingdon, Baltimore or Columbia location, (410)-256-2044. You can also send a request by email to us by clicking here.  We look forward to meeting you in our office!

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